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Japanese tapas and sushi - we Test Drive Cubé

Try this new Japanese spot just off Oxford Street, but don't expect the traditional menu...

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Test Driving Smoke + Salt in Pop Brixton - small plates with plenty of heart

Smoke + Salt have moved into Pop Brixton as their latest home. We popped int for a Test Drive to see what's new.…

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Test Driving The Napoleon Hotel – we check in for a night at London’s only one room hotel

The recently opened Napoleon Hotel holds the illustrious titles of London’s smallest hotel as well as that of ‘most bars per guest’. This single room ‘grand’ hotel sports THREE - making that more than one per guest. We spent the night...…

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Test Driving Jean-Georges at the Connaught

The Connaught's restaurant has had a big makeover, and at the same time has brought in top NYC chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to run it. We head down to take an early look. …

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Test Driving Aidan McGee's Sunday Roast - the master is back at the George and Dragon

He's won awards for his Sunday roasts in the past, so we just had to make a Sunday visit to Aidan McGee's return at Fitzrovia's George and Dragon.…

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Dan Doherty's Sprout pop-up - we take a look at his new project

Best known for Duck and Waffle, Dan Doherty is trying out his new concept, starting with a pop-up at Harvey Nichols. We went down to take a look…

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All the dumplings, please - we Test Drive Ugly Dumpling

They've graduated from street food to permanent restaurant - we head over to Carnaby to check out Ugly Dumpling's new spot. …

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Trolley service - we Test Drive Magpie on Heddon Street

London has its first British small plates restaurant with trolley service, but what's it actually like to dine there?…

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Return visit: Angler Restaurant at Moorgate's South Place Hotel

We make a return visit to the top floor restaurant at South Place Hotel in the City to check out a seasonal menu offer…

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Test Driving Sibarita - wine, cheese and charcuterie in Covent Garden

There's a new wine bar in Covent Garden by the same people behind Encant. And it's all about the cheese and charcuterie too. We check it out. …

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